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Beginning Mead Brewing Kit

Kit includes:

  • Mead Brewing Instructions
          by Brewmaster Tim Coyle
  • Stopper & airlock
  • Yeast
  • Mead Brewing Additives:
            Citric Acid
            Malic Acid
            Yeast Nutrient


            You add:
  • 3 pounds of Honey
  • Water

            Equipment you'll need:
  • 2 one gallon, narrow neck bottles
  • A 3 -5 gallon stainless steel pot
  • Hydrometer or thermometer
  • Siphon hose
  • Narrow neck funnel
  • Bottles and closures for your finished drink!
Brew Materials

Brewing Supplies


Air Lock
One way valve that keeps contaminates out of your fermenting brew while allowing it to breathe
Used with the Air Lock, to seal the bottle and seat the air lock
(Fits most 1 to 5 gallon bottles)
Allows you to calculate the percentage of alcohol in your finished brew.
Bottle Caps
AFTER your brew is finished fermenting, you can cap the bottle and store it
(Fits many 1 gallon bottles)





Montrachet Yeast
Pasteur Champagne Yeast
Pasteur Red Yeast
Premier Côte des Blancs Yeast
Premier Cuvée Yeast






Information about yeasts can be found in: Introduction to Mead & Wine Brewing Additives available for $1.00.



2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

2 1/2 teaspoons

2 1/2 teaspoons







Information about brewing additivies can be found in: Introduction to Mead & Wine Brewing Additives available for $1.00.


American Oak Chips

1/4 lb
Enough for at least 5 gallons


Information about flavorings can be found in: Introduction to Mead & Wine Brewing Additives available for $1.00.

Brew Pubs

Brewing Books

Publications by Tim Coyle

Tim Coyle has been brewing since 1972. He’s brewed 500+ gallons of mead, wine, liquor, beer, and more. And teaches classes in beginning, intermediate, and advanced brewing and judging; as well as number of shorter, brewing related classes. He is a Master Brewer and a Senior Judge in the Right Noble Brewers Guild of Caid, part of the SCA, a living history group. Where he’s known as Master Timotheus Zacharia von Schloss Zwilling. Visit Tim's brewing page at Brewing.HouseZacharia.com

Don't Panic: A Beginners' Guide to Brewing
-- OR --
What NOT to do if the Yeastie-Beasties push the cork out of the bottle
By Brewmaster Tim Coyle

2008 Revised and Updated Edition

A home brewing guide for beginners that covers a number of subjects that often puzzle beginning brewers: Wine making, Liqueurs, Fortification, Selection of ingredients, Aging, Labeling, Fixing problems, and many other topics.


Introduction to Mead & Wine Brewing Additives
By Brewmaster Tim Coyle

A 6 page introduction to the additives needed for brewing basic wines and meads. Covers yeasts, flavorings, cleaning agents, acids, and more.


Brewing Books

Winemakers Recipe Handbook AKA “The Purple Book”
by Raymond Massaccesi

"Filled with over 100 easy-to-use tested recipes and profuse with identification and selection of plants and fruit for winemaking. Contains more facts than you'll probably want to know."

Tim's recommendation for a new brewer ... make all of these recipes and you'll know all there is to know about brewing wine and mead!


Other Brewing books at our Amazon bookstore

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